“I’m surprised all the Mudbloods haven’t packed their bags by now,” Malfoy went on. “Bet you five Galleons the next one dies. Pity it wasn’t Granger…” Let’s start with a history lesson. In the aftermath of the Great War, Germany was in complete disarray. Forced by the other nations of Europe to pay reparations, the … Continue reading Maybe Hermione Should Have Been Black All Along
Just this morning we reported the news that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be moving to a new time at 10pm on Tuesday nights for its upcoming fourth season. This is an interesting development on a number of levels, but before we get into reading the metaphorical tea leaves, let’s hear what ABC themselves has to … Continue reading What is the Future of Marvel TV on ABC?
These Star Wars Rebels Primers are designed to dig through the vast history of Star Wars stories – both good and bad – to pick out the pertinent pieces of information for the new TV series. Here there be spoilers. Previous entries: Ahsoka Tano ~ Captain Rex ~ Hondo Ohnaka ~ Malachor I have been … Continue reading STAR WARS REBELS Primer: Darth Maul
Growing up, Indiana Jones was always my Star Wars. That’s not to say I didn’t like Star Wars – the fact that as an adult I’m writing weekly reviews for a Star Wars cartoon would indicate otherwise – but it was something that was part of my life from an age before I can even … Continue reading Top 5 Things I’d Like to See in INDIANA JONES 5
These Star Wars Rebels Primers are designed to dig through the vast history of Star Wars stories – both good and bad – to pick out the pertinent pieces of information for the new TV series. Here there be spoilers. Previous entries: Ahsoka Tano ~ Captain Rex ~ Hondo Ohnaka The Star Wars: Knights of the … Continue reading STAR WARS REBELS Primer – Malachor
The great irony of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is that as the show has progressed and improved, the in-universe justification for a show about S.H.I.E.L.D. has grown more and more tenuous. On the film side of things, Marvel has completely eradicated and discredited S.H.I.E.L.D. – the whole purpose of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, after all, was to show … Continue reading AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – Who Are the Secret Warriors?
This article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens What is the Star Wars story about? That’s a simple question that lacks a simple answer. If you ask George Lucas – the creator of the series and the man who guided it over four decades, six films, and more than 100 episodes of television – he would … Continue reading Families, Generations, and the Shifting Narrative Focus of STAR WARS
Superman is a joke. He’s an overpowered boy scout – an antique from a simpler time, irrelevant in our modern world of corruption, paranoia, and economic turbulence. That is the common wisdom regarding this character, a character that once defined the very idea of what a superhero is. Yet even now when these stories have never been more popular, … Continue reading Why the World Needs SUPERGIRL
RECOMMENDED VIEWING: Like last time, I’m going to start off by recommending one story arc from The Clone Wars to serve as an introduction to these characters before we meet them in Rebels. The episodes I’m recommending (episodes 1-4 of Season Six) may seem counter-intuitive because Captain Rex is barely featured in them, but I … Continue reading STAR WARS REBELS Primer – Captain Rex and the Clone Troopers
Interactivity – it’s the big new buzzword for theme parks these days. Spurred on by the rising popularity of video games and the changing nature of how we consume media, the new wisdom is that it’s no longer enough to just be a passive observer, instead, one must be an active participant. The problem, however, … Continue reading Legends Never Die – The Unappreciated Importance of LEGENDS OF FRONTIERLAND